Donald Trump May Finally Face Accountability
Former U.S. President Donald Trump may face indictment, which would be a historic event as no former president has ever been indicted before. However, the larger issue here is that Trump may finally face accountability for his shady behavior, which includes stiffing contractors, allegations of sexual misconduct, and two impeachments. Despite his behavior, he has consistently been protected and rewarded, whether it was by his father or the Republican Party. Those in the GOP who had objections just looked the other way.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s actions are not abnormal. In healthy democratic societies, leaders are held accountable, and there are plenty of examples across the globe. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of several crimes, including corruption, influence peddling, and illegal campaign financing. In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted in 2019 for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. In Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, the former prime minister, and current member of the far-right coalition leading Italy, was acquitted of bribery over his infamous « Bunga bunga » sex parties.
Trump’s Response to Potential Indictment
It is no surprise that Trump is returning to his usual playbook, posting erratic and unhinged calls for his supporters to « protest » his potential indictment. Nor is it a surprise that he is deploying the same antisemitic, race-baiting posts on his third-rate Twitter, something his congressional buddies and television allies are all too happy to mimic. This behavior is abnormal for a former president who summoned a mob to « fight like hell » after a majority of American voters held him accountable for the failures of his presidency and voted him out.
In conclusion, holding politicians accountable is not abnormal. What is abnormal is a former president who may finally face accountability for his actions. It is time for leaders to be held accountable, and it is essential for healthy democratic societies.
Keywords: Donald Trump, indictment, accountability, Republican Party, corruption, bribery, democracy.
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